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Thursday, 16 Jan 2014

When the temperature soars Bonnie Doon Caravan Park guests demand hot stuff

Bonnie Doon"s well stocked kiosk.
Bonnie Doon's well stocked

You are looking at the menu for the Park Shop at Bonnie Doon Caravan Park, Eildon, Victoria. GoSee spent time with Barbara Octigan this week. Barbara runs the Bonnie Doon Caravan Park Shop. What do you think are the most popular items on this menu in hot weather?


Pies, Pasties, Sausage rolls – Country baked.

Fish, Chips.

Seafood Sticks.

Calamari Rings.

Prawn Cutlets.

Dim Sims (Sth.Melb Market.).

Dim Sims steamed or fried.

Potato cakes.

Spring rolls. (Sth Melb Market.).

Spring rolls.

Chico Rolls.

Hash Browns.



Chicken Schnitzel Rolls.

Steak Sandwiches.

Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate.

Iced Coffee.

Splash, Bonnie Doon pool.
Splash, Bonnie Doon pool.

When the temperature climbs and fire bans are enforced most caravan park guests prefer not to cook. Contrary to the weather Barbara Octigan has a high demand for hot food. Hamburgers and potato cakes are particular favorites but overall anything hot is popular.

Bonnie Doon Caravan Park is about two and a half hours easy driving from the Melbourne CBD it is a “kick-back” location with plenty to do if that is what takes your fancy. Bonnie Doon offers camping, fishing, water skiing and boating, sailing, scenic drives, bowls, golf, horse riding, bush walking, swimming and tennis. Nearby local pubs and restaurants have a reputation for good quality, well priced country-style meals.

Bonnie Doon features a Jumping Pillow, Solar heated salt pool and toddlers pool seasonal only, Amenities block, Laundry facilities, Children's adventure playground, Fully stocked kiosk - take away food available, Tennis courts, Covered BBQ area, Ice and LP Gas, EFTPOS.

Boating is a big deal at Bonnie Doon. Guest just launch down the bank backed up by Boonie Doon, 'retrieval unit', if and when needed. Many leave their boat hooked to a staked mooring and use it when needed.

Boating is  popular at Bonnie Doon.
Boating is popular at Bonnie Doon.

The fishing report says on Jan 4 Cueball, after strike outs at Burke St, Gravel Rd, Johns Hole, made an early start which  produced a ripper of a 4 pound trout. Within 20 min a bigger fish hooked up, which was sighted before getting off. Cueball says local dough with no sinker and just a hook is a preference.

Berley is a must. First light is suggest until about 9am.

Bonnie Doon Caravan Park is a family friendly park, close to Lake Eildon.

Bonnie Doon Caravan Park is 20 minutes from Mansfield and and hour from the Snowfields, which makes it a base for all water sports in summer and snow skiing or fishing in the winter.

For more information
contact: Garth Morrison
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